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  • Corgi 'Golden Opportunity' promotion 2002
    In 2002 Corgi produced a gold plated Aston Martin DB5, displayed in a gold ingot presentation box. They were originally produced as promotional samples for businesses within the London Area to promote the Corgi brand. The promotion was limited to 99 pieces, which were hand delivered to company CEOs. Unfortunately the lack of information regarding this promotion has since caused a great deal of speculation amongst collectors and the later emergence of variants of this model has added further confusion.

    In June this year a UK based specialist toy auction sold 2 of these promotional ingots along with other Bond-related material, including box design concepts, mock ups, photos and suchlike. The collection came from John Gilbert, the Design Manager at Corgi from 2000 to 2006.

    The auction was held on 12th June 2014. Every Lot from the collection was sold with a Certificate of Authenticity detailing the sale date, lot number and catalogue description. The certificates are signed by the Saleroom Manager and John Gilbert. In addition, John Gilbert was present during the auction to answer any questions about the collection.

    A gold ingot numbered 94/99 sold for £1,300 and a mint condition Gold Ingot numbered 99/99 sold for a golden £1,800. The other design lots also sold for a fairly hefty price.

    John Gilbert is now aware of the huge interest in the 'Golden Opportunity' promotion ingots and of the amount of rumour and speculation that has since followed. He is keen to set the record straight and is in the process of writing an article for the Collectors Club of Great Britain (www.collectors-club-of-great-britain.co.uk). It is likely that his article will be published in the December issue of the Collectors Gazette. I'll keep you posted.
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    The Hotwheels-Elite are underway with developed of their version the classic & most favourite Aston Martin DB5 which has appeared few times after Goldfinger& recently Skyfall I got the email newsletter this morning. It will be a beauty to us all.
  • imranbecks wrote: »
    Just got home from work... Took some shots of my James Bond car collection...<br />
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    Here are some YouTube videos of my Bond cars....<br />
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    Aston Martin DB5 >>>

    Wow! I have the same :D!! Also with the same box. I bought it back in 1996 during my summer holidays in Luxembourg I guess. UT Models doesn't exist anymore. And with that casing around it, I kindly ask you to put some insurance on that item :-P.
  • edited November 2014 Posts: 11,119
    I have this Lotus Esprit Turbo, scale 1/18, from AutoArt. It's a wunderfully crafted model, with even carpets (or a soft kind of fabric) on the floor of the car. Wunderful details, crafted with precision, and not as "roughly" designed as brands like Bburago do:

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    I once bought it for my birthday money for €60,00. Now on Ebay it's being sold for like €195,00 (!!).

    On the internet they are also offering a 1/43 scaled Aston Martin DBS from "OHMSS". Sadly, there's no scale 1/18 version yet:

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  • ChevronChevron Northern Ireland
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    I have that Autoart white lotus as well. It doesn't have any Bond logos on the box but it is clearly the same car as in the movie For Your Eyes Only.

    I think I probably paid around £30 for it back around 2001. Unfortunately the little wing mirrors have broken off since.
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    I read in another Diecast Retail web. Mattel is also & will develop The new James Bonds SPECTRE Aston Martin DB10 in Scale1:18 & most likely scale1:43. So it good. I buy one.
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    Wonder if th James Bond Car Collection from GE Fabri will start up again? ;)
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    @Ageny7F do you have a URL for this?
  • New Corgi 'Golderfinger' Aston Martin DB5 - 50th Anniversary 2015

    This iconic model is due to make a return in 2015. The James Bond Aston Martin - 'Goldfinger' 50th Anniversary model is a recreation of Corgi's famous model, first released in October 1965.

    Here's the description from Corgi: "In 1965 Corgi won the first Toy of the Year award for the 'Goldfinger' James Bond Aston Martin DB5. Now, in 2015 we present a new release, fully featured DB5 for a new generation of James Bond fans."

    Corgi will be releasing 2 versions of the model. The first is Model No.CC04203, presented in its classic silver birch livery. The second is Model No. CC04203G; a limited edition that will be produced in a gold finish. Displayed in a special retro-styled anniversary box featuring artwork from the original 1965 packaging, the new models will come complete with many features such as the ejector seat, retractable machine guns and rotating number plates.

    Due for release on 1st January and priced at £19.99.
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    ambassador wrote: »
    New Corgi 'Golderfinger' Aston Martin DB5 - 50th Anniversary 2015

    This iconic model is due to make a return in 2015. The James Bond Aston Martin - 'Goldfinger' 50th Anniversary model is a recreation of Corgi's famous model, first released in October 1965.

    Here's the description from Corgi: "In 1965 Corgi won the first Toy of the Year award for the 'Goldfinger' James Bond Aston Martin DB5. Now, in 2015 we present a new release, fully featured DB5 for a new generation of James Bond fans."

    Corgi will be releasing 2 versions of the model. The first is Model No.CC04203, presented in its classic silver birch livery. The second is Model No. CC04203G; a limited edition that will be produced in a gold finish. Displayed in a special retro-styled anniversary box featuring artwork from the original 1965 packaging, the new models will come complete with many features such as the ejector seat, retractable machine guns and rotating number plates.

    Due for release on 1st January and priced at £19.99.

    ANOTHER DB5 for £20.00?!!!!! No way Corgi!!! How about you do something new!!!! [-X
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    =bg= wrote: »
    @Ageny7F do you have a URL for this?
    No=bg= but I tell where I got that info from was Diecast Legends so log on to that!
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    ambassador wrote: »
    New Corgi 'Golderfinger' Aston Martin DB5 - 50th Anniversary 2015

    This iconic model is due to make a return in 2015. The James Bond Aston Martin - 'Goldfinger' 50th Anniversary model is a recreation of Corgi's famous model, first released in October 1965.

    Here's the description from Corgi: "In 1965 Corgi won the first Toy of the Year award for the 'Goldfinger' James Bond Aston Martin DB5. Now, in 2015 we present a new release, fully featured DB5 for a new generation of James Bond fans."

    Corgi will be releasing 2 versions of the model. The first is Model No.CC04203, presented in its classic silver birch livery. The second is Model No. CC04203G; a limited edition that will be produced in a gold finish. Displayed in a special retro-styled anniversary box featuring artwork from the original 1965 packaging, the new models will come complete with many features such as the ejector seat, retractable machine guns and rotating number plates.

    Due for release on 1st January and priced at £19.99.

    ANOTHER DB5 for £20.00?!!!!! No way Corgi!!! How about you do something new!!!! [-X
    I also saw the 50th Anniversary 2015 too. I couldn't believe they develop in gold colour & original silver colour. My guess it likely to be Scale 1:43 or maybe Scale 1:36 but doesn't say. It said fit the Box but I fine very interesting & I'm going to get one. Also the corgi SPECTRE Aston Martin & other cars featured in the movie will proberly some where end of the year.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    ambassador wrote: »
    New Corgi 'Golderfinger' Aston Martin DB5 - 50th Anniversary 2015

    This iconic model is due to make a return in 2015. The James Bond Aston Martin - 'Goldfinger' 50th Anniversary model is a recreation of Corgi's famous model, first released in October 1965.

    Here's the description from Corgi: "In 1965 Corgi won the first Toy of the Year award for the 'Goldfinger' James Bond Aston Martin DB5. Now, in 2015 we present a new release, fully featured DB5 for a new generation of James Bond fans."

    Corgi will be releasing 2 versions of the model. The first is Model No.CC04203, presented in its classic silver birch livery. The second is Model No. CC04203G; a limited edition that will be produced in a gold finish. Displayed in a special retro-styled anniversary box featuring artwork from the original 1965 packaging, the new models will come complete with many features such as the ejector seat, retractable machine guns and rotating number plates.

    Due for release on 1st January and priced at £19.99.

    ANOTHER DB5 for £20.00?!!!!! No way Corgi!!! How about you do something new!!!! [-X

    You had your chance for the 50th anniversary and you did nothing Corgi so do us all a favour and dont even bother. We've all got numerous versions of the DB5 model that you've been churning out for the last 50 years and are pretty sick of it just being repackaged for every Bond film.

    I'm just glad I stocked up in the 90's on the TLD Aston, Little Nellie etc when you didnt treat Bond fans like mug punters to be rinsed time and again. Presume the bloke who sanctioned those wonderful models has long since departed to a company that has some actual ambition.

    Nonetheless good luck with another DB5 reissue I'm sure some fools will buy it but you might want to think about something in business called 'brand loyalty' because I was there when SF was released with fistfuls of cash to spend on a lovely collectors 50th box set with a model from every film and all we got was the sodding DB5 again so I kept it all in my pocket as I will be doing again this time round.
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    I can't find the Mattel /DB10 info on Diecast Legends; if anyone has the URL and would like to share it- rather than telling me what I already know- pls post. TY.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    Having just looked at the Corgi website
    That looks like the cheapest piece of tat I've seen in a long time and to my mind the shape of the body shell is all wrong I'll keep my money this time .
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    edited December 2014 Posts: 4,406
    Well said Wiz. Say what you will about DAD, at least the 40th anniversary, be it models, books etc. produced some quality items.

    I, too, had the 90's vehicles, but I rather foolishly sold them, apart from the Aston Martin's of course.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    Posts: 9,117
    royale65 wrote: »
    Well said Wiz. Say what you will about DAD, at least the 40th anniversary, be it models, books etc. produced some quality items.

    I, too, had the 90's vehicles, but I rather foolish sold them, apart from the Aston Martin's of course.

    In fairness mate we did get 007 Legends for the 50th so it wasn't a total washout!


  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,406
    Yes, of course! How could I forget the absolute pinnacle of video games.
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
    Posts: 1,311
    ambassador wrote: »
    New Corgi 'Golderfinger' Aston Martin DB5 - 50th Anniversary 2015

    This iconic model is due to make a return in 2015. The James Bond Aston Martin - 'Goldfinger' 50th Anniversary model is a recreation of Corgi's famous model, first released in October 1965.

    Here's the description from Corgi: "In 1965 Corgi won the first Toy of the Year award for the 'Goldfinger' James Bond Aston Martin DB5. Now, in 2015 we present a new release, fully featured DB5 for a new generation of James Bond fans."

    Corgi will be releasing 2 versions of the model. The first is Model No.CC04203, presented in its classic silver birch livery. The second is Model No. CC04203G; a limited edition that will be produced in a gold finish. Displayed in a special retro-styled anniversary box featuring artwork from the original 1965 packaging, the new models will come complete with many features such as the ejector seat, retractable machine guns and rotating number plates.

    Due for release on 1st January and priced at £19.99.

    Now missing from the website

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    =bg= wrote: »

    Highly unlikely! I have enough DB5 models thank you! Come up with something original Hornby for goodness sake! :-q
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    =bg= wrote: »

    Highly unlikely! I have enough DB5 models thank you! Come up with something original Hornby for goodness sake! :-q

    I'm with you RogueAgent. They had their chance to get a huge wad of my cash in 2012 and pissed it up the wall. If you're business is struggling how about you come up with something new rather than just changing the year of the anniversary on another DB5 box.
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    =bg= wrote: »

    Highly unlikely! I have enough DB5 models thank you! Come up with something original Hornby for goodness sake! :-q

    I'm with you RogueAgent. They had their chance to get a huge wad of my cash in 2012 and pissed it up the wall. If you're business is struggling how about you come up with something new rather than just changing the year of the anniversary on another DB5 box.

    I was exactly the same as you and yet my money stayed in my wallet!
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    Yeah no more DB5s for me unless it's parked in the driveway. I would like a diecast DB10 tho. Not holding my breath.
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    If its possible the quality of the Corgi looks to be even less than the last version
    I will be keeping my money.
  • i was able to pick up the DB5 and the ESPIRT from the mainline luckily
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  • edited March 2015 Posts: 814
    This web shows 50th Anniversary of Corgi
    http://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/collecting-corgi-db5-reporduction?t=&s=&id=03869 which is great. Now For The Spectre cars They should be unveiled somewhere after July, Bond new Aston Martin DB10. Now the Mattel SPECTRE Scale 1:18 where I said I saw well here the website of diecast Legends.
    http://www.diecastlegends.com/specialist-models/tv-and-film/james-bond-s-aston-martin-db10-2015-spectre-1-18.html
    there you go @=bg=
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    Agent7F wrote: »
    This web shows 50th Anniversary of Corgi
    http://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/collecting-corgi-db5-reporduction?t=&s=&id=03869 which is great. Now For The Spectre cars They should be unveiled somewhere after July, Bond new Aston Martin DB10. Now the Mattel SPECTRE Scale 1:18 where I said I saw well here the website of diecast Legends.
    http://www.diecastlegends.com/specialist-models/tv-and-film/james-bond-s-aston-martin-db10-2015-spectre-1-18.html
    there you go @=bg=
    Corgi have their next Catalogue July to December nothing on their SPECTRE cars yet. Maybe another month? or before SPECTRE Release in November.

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    Almost £200 for a 1:18 scale model....absolute madness. A 1:12 scale with incredible detail maybe.
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